296-310-220 - Priority for payment of judgments
296-310-220. Priority for payment of judgments
RCW 19.30.170 contains two different provisions for priority in paying judgments from the contractor's bond or security.
(1) If a contractor is secured, the department shall satisfy final judgments against the contractor in the order the department receives the judgments.
(2) If a contractor is bonded, claims for unpaid wages and benefits are satisfied first, claims for damages are satisfied second, and claims for costs and attorney's fees are satisfied last. No claim in a lesser category may be satisfied until all pending claims in the preceding categories are satisfied, unless the total amount of all pending claims in the preceding categories is less than the amount of the bond that remains unimpaired.
Statutory Authority: RCW 19.30.130. 86-01-027 (Order 85-34), § 296-310-220, filed 12/11/85.
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